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Suwannee County man, dog killed in hit and run accident, investigation ongoing

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Posted at 11:25 AM, Jan 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-15 15:01:52-05

SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) —

Jan. 15 UPDATE: Troopers said the pedestrian involved in the crash has been positively identified and his next of kin has been notified. Also, they said that a person of interest has been identified.

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Florida Highway Patrol troopers are investigating after a man was killed in a hit and run accident early Thursday morning in Suwannee County.

A vehicle was traveling northbound on U.S. 129, south of 48th Street when it hit a pedestrian head-on, troopers said.

The vehicle then fled the scene, and the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

FHP Investigators are seeking any information that will help identify the victim in this crash.

The pedestrian was a middle-aged white male with long dark hair and a beard, FHP investigators said.

At the time of the collision, he was wearing blue PJ pants and a red shirt.

This victim had multiple tattoos on his arms, hands and fingers, the words on his right hand read “Live, Love”; on his left hand the words read “Free, Life”, and on his right bicep he had a tattoo with the inscription “Fido”.

In addition to this white male being killed, there was a mid-size tan dog, that was also killed, FHP said.

FHP is requesting anyone with information about this subject or case to contact their Communications Center at 1-800-387-1290 or Crime Stoppers of Suwannee County at 386-208-8477.